Description of application – Restoration of grade II listed bandstand, located in Croydon Road Recreation Ground. Redecoration and re-introduction of traditional roofing material and rainwater guttering. Localised landscaping works to improve access and usability.
The Chairman noted that the bandstand was within his ward and, if the application was approved, he would be proud to have chaired the Sub-Committee that permitted these works. It was highlighted that David Bowie was one of the most globally celebrated musicians of the last 50 years and it was considered that not carrying out the works proposed would constitute a betrayal of Bromley and particularly Beckenham residents who highly valued their heritage. The improvements to the bandstand would have no impact on local amenities other than potentially increasing the number of visitors to the park.
Councillor Ireland said she was honoured to be able to vote in favour of this application as she was aware that a number of people had work and campaigned for this over several years. These comments were echoed by Members of the Sub-Committee.
Members having considered the report, RESOLVED that PERMISSION BE GRANTED as recommended, for the reasons set out in the report of the Assistant Director, Planning.